Stone Sour, ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me’ — New Song
In the early stages of ‘Audio Secrecy,’ Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor told Noisecreep that the music was coming out much darker than the hard rocker’s previous efforts. ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me,’ the album’s second released song, is now streaming. And though it does have a slight kin to the darkness hinted at, it’s mainly through the depths of the music and still far removed from Taylor’s voice and presence in Slipknot.
“‘I was never good enough to find/I was never bad enough to mind/In the middle I will do my best/Take me in your arms and leave the rest,” sings Taylor. ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me’ is an obvious song about hope beyond struggle. The vocalist explains this song about his wife as one he had conflicts about during songwriting.
“It was one of those songs that I didn’t really feel until it was finished,” he said. “I enjoyed the lyrics but I wasn’t sure about the music. I’d come in and I’d sang it, and I put my heart into it because the lyrics are about my wife and how I feel about my wife, and then I left. And I came back and [the band] had just made it incredible. Now I can’t get it out of my head.”
‘Audio Secrecy’ is the band’s follow-up to 2006’s ‘Come What(ever) May’ and is due out on Sept. 7 via Roadrunner Records.